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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 1993. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2211.
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Appendix
Workshop Agenda

Thursday, December 5

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcome and rationale

 

Carole L. Jolly, Committee on Population

Barbara Boyle Torrey, Committee on Population and Population Reference Bureau

9:15–10:15

Historical Overview of Land Use Change

 

M. Gordon Wolman, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

10:15–11:15

Measurement of Land Use Change

 

Isaak S. Zonneveld, International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, The Netherlands

11:15–11:45

Break

11:45–12:45 p.m.

Current Approaches to the Study of Population Change and Land Use: Correlations and the Research Efforts of Other Organizations

 

Billie L. Turner II, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 1993. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2211.
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12:45–1:45

Lunch

1:45–2:45

Population Growth and Technological Change in Agriculture

 

Hans Binswanger, Agriculture Operations, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank

2:45–3:45

Using Cross-National Data to Understand Population,

 

Land Use, and the Environment Richard E. Bilsborrow, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:45–4:15

Break

4:15–5:15

Discussant

 

Steward T.A. Pickett, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, The New York Botanical Garden

Friday, December 6

Case Studies

8:30–10:00 a.m.

Africa

 

Uma Lele, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida

 

Nigeria

 

Michael Mortimore, University of Cambridge

10:00–10:30

Break

10:30–12:45 p.m.

India—Analytical Strategies for Studying Population Change and Land Use

 

Robert E. Evenson, Department of Economics, Yale University

 

Mauritius

 

Wolfgang Lutz, Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 1993. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2211.
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Thailand

 

Theodore Panayotou, Harvard Institute for International Development and Department of Economics, Harvard University (Advisor to the Natural Resources and Environment Division of the Thailand Development Research Institute)

12:45–1:45

Lunch

1:45–2:30

Honduras

 

Billie R. DeWalt, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky*

2:30–3:30

Population Growth, Environmental Change, and Institutional Innovation

 

Vernon W. Ruttan, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

3:30–4:00

Break

4:00–5:00

Wrap-up and discussion

 

Samuel H. Preston, Committee on Population and Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

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Now, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 1993. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2211.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 1993. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2211.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 1993. Population and Land Use in Developing Countries: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/2211.
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